[R] analyzing results from Tuesday's US elections

Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen tr@xp|@yer @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Nov 12 01:23:06 CET 2020

Please watch this video if you wrongly believe that Benford's law easily
can be applied to elections results.


On Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 21:17 Spencer Graves <
spencer.graves using effectivedefense.org> wrote:

> Hello:
>        What can you tell me about plans to analyze data from this year's
> general election, especially to detect possible fraud?
>        I might be able to help with such an effort.  I have NOT done
> much with election data, but I have developed tools for data analysis,
> including web scraping, and included them in R packages available on the
> Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) and GitHub.[1]
>        Penny Abernathy, who holds the Knight Chair in Journalism and
> Digital Media Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill, told me that the electoral
> fraud that disqualified the official winner from NC-09 to the US House
> in 2018 was detected by a college prof, who accessed the data two weeks
> after the election.[2]
>        Spencer Graves
> [1]
> https://github.com/sbgraves237
> [2]
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Local_Journalism_Sustainability_Act
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